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San Francisco 49ers scouting report: Few holes on stout defense

10:20 PM, Sep. 3, 2013
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith
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The Green Bay Packers open the 2013 season at the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of their NFC divisional round playoff game last season that the 49ers won in a blowout, 45-31. Following is a scouting report on the 49ers based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:Rushing offense

Coach Jim Harbaugh has had a full offseason to build his version of the West Coast offense around quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who operates best out of the "pistol" shotgun formation. Last season, in the nine games Alex Smith started at quarterback, the 49ers averaged 23.7 points and 329.3 yards per game, and in ...

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